The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital was recently featured in Wavelength magazine for its patient-centered programs and welcoming environment.
The Center was one of four cancer centers around the world praised by the magazine for working to change the reputation for cancer centers from the unfriendly “cancer ward” of the past into a “home away from home” that is full of optimism and hope. The Center was selected for its inviting design and unique offerings to patients, including holiday celebrations, a Guided Imagery program, custom music during treatment, patient birthday celebrations, art therapy and exercise programs.
“In addition to offering a calm, comfortable environment with wood accents, artwork and soft lighting, the staff at The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, is always looking for ways to enhance the patient experience,” the article stated. The article also highlighted The Center’s private patient lounges, complimentary massages, fresh-baked cookies and visits from pet-therapy dogs.
Published by Elekta, the Sweden-based manufacturer of radiation therapy technology and software systems, Wavelength is an international publication, reporting on significant innovations in clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is one of just two Elekta “show sites” in the country, and the only one on the East Coast. Healthcare professionals and organizations from across the country come to The Center to see its state-of-the-art Elekta Synergy Radiation Treatment System and the radiation room’s patient-centered design that features soothing art and decorative wood paneling to help make treatment a relaxing experience.
The article is available at www.elekta.com/wavelength. For more information about The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, call 203.732.1260 or visit www.griffincancercenter.org.